Turbine installation work is progressing at the Hornsea
offshore wind farm, with 100 of the 174 turbines now standing at the site.
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier's Bold
and DEME Offshore's SEA
are working in tandem on turbine installation. Work is expected to continue
until late summer 2019.
Hornsea Project One is an offshore wind farm under construction in the
North Sea off the east coast of England. It is being developed by Danish
offshore wind farm giant. The site will consist of 174 Siemens Gamesa SWT-7.0-154
turbines, spanning across an area of 407km2.
It is poised to
become the world’s largest offshore wind farm once fully online, saw the
first turbine installed in February 2019 and now, four months on, the halfway
installation point has been reached. The site is expected to reach full
commissioning in the first quarter of 2020 and is anticipated to power
over one million homes in the UK once fully operational.
is the first of four projects Ørsted is developing off the Yorkshire coast.
In August 2015, Ørsted acquired the rights to develop the Hornsea Zone
from SMart Wind Ltd, who were originally awarded the zone in the Crown
Estate Round 3 bid process.
secured a Contract for Difference in September 2017. The 1.4GW project
will be located 89km off the Yorkshire Coast, and will feature 165 Siemens
Gamesa turbines. Once operational in 2022, the wind farm is expected to
supply clean electricity to over 1.3 million homes.
On 2 April 2019, the Planning Inspectorate completed the examination of
the consent application for the Hornsea
offshore wind farm. The Examining Authority will compile a report setting
out its conclusions and recommendations in respect of the application.
This will then be sent to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and
Industrial Strategy, for a decision on development consent.
There is also a fourth
in the early stages of development by Ørsted. The company plans to submit
for site consent next year.
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